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Address: Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660
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A means to an end

It's a great bridge after you cross in to Washington and realize it took you from a messed up place to drive. The ENTITLED DRIVERS WONT MOVE OVER OUT OF Fast LANE. YOU HAVE... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jessejane72
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alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i took pics of at least 20 bridges on my holiday to portland and the interstate bridge was one of them. This cool bridge has some mixed design elements, it looks like it must have a section that raises up for boats. Pretty cool thing to see.

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Thank robnkim
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great bridge after you cross in to Washington and realize it took you from a messed up place to drive. The ENTITLED DRIVERS WONT MOVE OVER OUT OF Fast LANE. YOU HAVE EVERYONE GOING AROUND AND CAUSING ACCIDENTS then no one makes to work on time. I'm just glad I live on the north side of that bridge.... More 

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Thank Jessejane72
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The bridge is terrible and rises only to marginal if you can avoid morning and evening rush hour periods when crossing it. Drivers generally pay no attention to speed limits and rear end collisions are common especially at the "hump" where speeding drivers come over the crest to find traffic ahead of them at a stop. The large number of... More 

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Thank EwwfmN
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Its a bridge. Sure you have to cross it to get back and fourth, that's what a bridge does,that is its whole meaning. Its big and green, its as noisy as standing next a jet engine, it vibrates like a Kardashian butt we need it...

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Thank geethree w
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of two bridges connecting Vancouver and Portland. Almost always backed up in one direction or the other. Lovely architecture but really, get the light rail across the river!!!

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Thank Joan C
Clatskanie, Oregon
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Interstate Bridge is the major freeway over the Columbia River. This a route that at rush hour traffic I avoid at all costs as the traffic is bumper to bumper and moves at a snail rate. I think so many other streets merge into the freeway just prior the bridge makes it very congested.

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Thank turtlegirl178
Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I typically cross this bridge during my commute into Oregon in the morning and back home at night. It's ALWAYS backing up traffic in both directions. These two bridges are old, like 100 and 80 years old. They've been maintained, but it feels like a gamble every time I cross one. Your best bet, if it's not too far out... More 

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1 Thank PhillipC16
Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everyone is right when they tell you to avoid the bridge during rush hour traffic, both morning and evening. But also be aware that it boasts the only stop light between the Mexican border and Canadian border. This happens when the bridge opens for marine traffic on the Columbia River. We have watched paddle wheelers, large barges and tall sail... More 

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1 Thank VancouverAndersons
Portland, Oregon
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175 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I remember when this was a toll bridge way back when Janzen beach was an amusement park with a rollercoaster near the bridge. It was a far better and much more interesting bridge to see then. But it is a nice bridge to walk across for the view of the Columbia River. In fact, you can walk across it from... More 

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Thank RSNN
Vancouver, Washington
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112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I travel this bridge many times a month and, yes, it gets us across the river in both directions. If you are on vacation, AVOID, the bridge and I-5 form 3:00p to 6:00p if you can when heading north. The traffic can be brutal. Archetectually it is a bridge. It has a drawbridge section that at times needs to open... More 

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